Lafayette, Indiana 

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Politics & Voting in Lafayette, Indiana

The Political Climate in Lafayette, IN is Leaning liberal.

Tippecanoe County, IN is Leaning conservative. In Tippecanoe County, IN 43.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.4% voted Independent.

Tippecanoe county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008.
In the last Presidential election, Tippecanoe county remained Republican, 48.6% to 43.1%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lafayette, IN is Leaning liberal

Tippecanoe County, Indiana is Leaning conservative.

Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Indiana is Strongly conservative.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Lafayette, Indiana: R R D r r

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Lafayette, IN

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 6,009 contributions totaling $496,222 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $83 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,931 contributions totaling $1,658,502 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $422 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, INDIANA POLITICS VOTING
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, INDIANA POLITICS VOTING
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, INDIANA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lafayette    16 Reviews
    Crime increasing - 8/27/2013
    I have lived here for 12 years and in a smaller town 20 miles away for over 35 years and like the people. But crime is on the rise, more arrests lately related to people... Read More

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    Home of Purdue University - 10/19/2012
    Lafayette still has a small town atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to raise children. There is a strong sense of community. Unfotunately in recent years Lafayette has... Read More

    Lafayette, going downhill due to crimes and drugs. - 4/12/2011
    I can say I have lived in Lafayette Indiana for 25 years. I'll say that home is home...but I would honestly say in less your a college student at Purdue, I would never... Read More


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